Thursday, December 29, 2011

12/29/11 Impact

AJ Styles & Kazarian vs. Abyss & Scott Steiner: **

Zema Ion vs. Anthony Nese (Contract on a Pole): *1/2

Douglas Williams vs. Gunner: 1/2*

Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Eric Young & ODB: *1/2

Kurt Angle vs. Rob Van Dam: **

Gail Kim vs. Mickie James (Knockouts Title): **3/4

Knockouts getting a more prominent spot on TV...liking this. Rayne fired Tessmacher and Tara, but Sting said no. Sting's impersonation of Madison...priceless. I was laughing real good there! And Gail faces Mickie for the title? Win!

Keep Sting in his on-camera role. It's perfect for him.

I have to admit, this whole tag tournament with all these weird tag teams...yeah it's pretty interesting. Intriguing match here...two big guys that are uneasy working with one another against two great technical wrestlers. Actually a better match than I thought. Quick pace, considering who was involved. Post-match deal between Bully and Abyss was great. Monster's Ball sounds good.

Good X-Division match. Pretty evident Ion was winning because he's been getting the more promo time out of the two guys.

Gunner takes on Douglas Williams. Kinda glad the veterans like Flair have taken a bit more of a backseat lately. So basically Gunner and Flair don't care and like getting DQ'd. Thanks for wasting my time.

Good segment with Roode, his friend, and Jeff Hardy. Liking Roode's push as the top heel.

ODB and Eric Young are actually entertaining me...can't believe it. Best part of the match...Samoa Joe just throwing his hands up and giving the "I can't believe I'm in this match" look while ODB is going at it with Magnus. In the end, glad the Joe and Magnus won this one.

Angle and RVD are next. Good stuff between two grizzled veterans. Main focus was for Storm to get some revenge. Beautiful superkick. He imitates Shawn Michaels pretty good with that one.

I'm thrilled the Knockouts -- especially when it's Gail and Mickie -- got the main event slot. Extremely physical stuff, even a bit of brawling on the outside. Great use of submissions and targeting injured body parts. Ending came, some lady in a mask -- Madison Rayne, duh -- interferes and takes Mickie out, botching the finisher a bit. Tenay and Taz play dumb until five seconds before they go off the air. Lovely.

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